Well, the summer was going perfectly for my pool, thanks to this forum. Unfortunately, I've been stricken down by the green devil. My SWG has fallen again in its battle against algae.
I have a Naturesoft/Goldline AquaRite SWG, almost 5 years old, on its second cell which is about a year old. First, the flow switch died (AGAIN) while I was on vacation for two weeks. Yay, fun. I fixed that, only to find the thing just doesn't like life anymore...
When initially powered up, the green power LED comes on, and the LCD screen displays "Err" for about 2-3 seconds, then it disappears. I can't say I ever noticed this before. Is that normal?
Next, normal start up appears to occur, with the flow light flashing for a minute or two. It eventually decides there is flow, and the green generating light kicks on. A bit after that, I hear a click, as generation actually begins, and the voltage and amps readings fluctuate as things stabilize. I'm reading around 25.1 volts, and 4.1 amps at this point.
After 2-3 minutes, the generating light shuts off, and the "Test Salt Level" and "Inspect Cell" lights go on at the same time. Sometimes they flash. Sometimes they don't. Either way, I'm no longer generating chlorine. The system indicates the salt level is 2200 in the short period it is generating.
I inspected, cleaned the cell, which is only about a year old. It looks pristine inside.
Does anyone have any clue as to where my problem lies - cell or PCB? I'm out of warranty at this point (I think, system is nearly 5 years old). I don't want to pay a kingly sum to someone to come out and tell me how much more I have to pay.
Thanks in advance!
Salt 3200 measured
Pool a pleasant, green tea shade.